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Prescriptions Aren't Making Patients Safer Nov. 21, 2020

Corey Friedman

Illnesses are ignored, and chronic conditions go untreated as the coronavirus crisis conspires to ke... Read More

Do You Have Insomnia? Oct. 30, 2020

Positive Aging

There used to be an old wives' tale that suggested older people needed a lot less sleep than younger... Read More

From Polypharmacy to Polypills: Where Will It Lead? Sep. 27, 2019

C Force

In September 2018, I talked about health issues related to "polypharmacy," a word new to me at the t... Read More

Can Damage Done by CDC's Opioid Guidelines Be Reversed? Agency's Acknowledgment of Suffering Caused by Its Prescribing Advice May Be Too Little, Too Late May. 01, 2019

Jacob Sullum

When the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published its opioid prescribing guidelines... Read More

Paste Not Mar. 27, 2019


The Centers for Disease Control estimates nearly 40 percent of U.S. kids ages 3 to 6 are spreading t... Read More

The Thorny Problem of Finding Who's to Blame for Drug Overdoses Feb. 08, 2019

C Force

As prescription and illicit opioid overdose deaths continue to rise in the United States, lawsuits a... Read More

Food and Drug Interactions Jan. 18, 2019

Nutrition News

You've probably heard the warnings not to drink grapefruit juice with blood thinners. However, that ... Read More

Punishing Patients Won't Reduce Opioid Deaths: A New Medicare Prescription Rule Will Aggravate Undertreatment of Pain Dec. 19, 2018

Jacob Sullum

A patient with metastatic prostate cancer tried to kill himself after he could not get the medicatio... Read More

Raise Compassionate and Responsible Children Dec. 18, 2018

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: I just finished watching a piece on the news about young people assaulting others and ca... Read More

Fentanyl Is the Latest Deadly Twist in America's Continuing Opioid Epidemic Dec. 05, 2018

Daily Editorials

The opioid epidemic has a deadly new star: fentanyl, which is easier to overdose with than prescript... Read More

Where Is the Plan to Ease the Pain? Nov. 09, 2018

C Force

Pain can take many forms. There is throbbing pain, stabbing pain, phantom pain, acute pain and chron... Read More

Has the Opioid Epidemic Begun to Turn a Corner? Apr. 27, 2018

C Force

Wouldn't you know? No sooner do I come out questioning the effects of the recent commitment by polic... Read More

Fearing ADHD Meds and a Hair Catastrophe Apr. 14, 2018

The Family Coach

Dear Family Coach: My daughter has been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. She... Read More

Donation Nation Mar. 07, 2018


Dutch lawmakers have approved a new measure that signs up every citizen as a potential organ donor u... Read More

Opioid Epidemic Points To Bigger Problem Of Poor Regulation Nov. 17, 2017

C Force

I recently reported on the president's declaration of the America's opioid crisis as an official pub... Read More

Upgrade That Wobbly, Hard-to-Read Oven Thermometer and More Jan. 02, 2017

Everyday Cheapskate

I'd had the same oven thermometer for at least a hundred years. The thing had been splattered on and... Read More

Strangers in a Strained Land Apr. 06, 2016


To paraphrase Tom Petty's song, you don't want to live like a refugee. Aside from the obvious and in... Read More

When Antidepressants Depress May. 02, 2014

C Force

Q: Chuck, I enjoyed your column titled "Natural Remedies for Depression." It seems that everyone is ... Read More

Myriad of Uses for Prescription Bottles Jan. 16, 2014

Everyday Cheapskate

Dear Mary, Do you know where I can donate empty plastic prescription bottles? It seems such a waste ... Read More